Taking Care of Your Teeth – Dental Tips

If you run out of toothpaste, baking soda and water can be an effective substitute. Simply mix in some water with a small amount of baking soda and use it just as you would toothpaste. An added benefit to using baking soda is that, along with neutralizing mouth odors, its abrasive nature can help with stain removal.

Consider asking your regular dentist about dental sealants. Sometimes brushing just isn’t enough. A dental sealant is a protective coating that goes over the portions of your teeth used to chew food. These are often put over back molars and can be very helpful in the prevention of tooth decay.

Taking care of your oral health and hygiene is still important even if you no longer have natural teeth. Brush your dentures like you would your real teeth. You also have to brush the tongue or buy a tongue scraper; that can eliminate the bacteria on the tongue that leads to bad breath.

You should be brushing your teeth for two minutes. Brushing your teeth longer will get rid of more debris. Fast brushing results in decayed teeth. Before shelling out thousands of dollars for veneers, think about your reason for wanting to do so. Is your only goal to have whiter teeth? If so, skip the veneers in favor of bleaching or other teeth whitening procedures. While porcelain veneers will allow you to have whiter teeth, they are best used on patients who want to make their teeth appear longer.

Puppies

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Donna Kendall

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Laura Heidrich

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Sue Osterland

sue@gaitwaycockers.com

Before You Buy

Before you buy a Cocker Spaniel, there are some things you should know. Cockers need to be professionally groomed every 6 to 8 weeks. They do not make good outside dogs, they need to be close to their people and will anguish if they are forced into seclusion.

If you leave any coat on your dog, he/she will need to be brushed at the very least, once a week. Bathing with a good dog shampoo is essential for clean healthy skin. You can put your cocker in a comfortable puppy trim which will keep them from matting and keep you from spending hours brushing.

Like all dogs that have ears that flop over, Cocker ears must be cleaned weekly along with their bath in order to keep yeast from forming in the ear canals. A good cleaning lotion can be obtained from your veterinarian.

Teeth should be brushed weekly, and providing a good chew bone will help keep them clean.

Cockers need to be socialized. Like any dog, you can’t keep them isolated in your home and then expect them to be well adjusted when they go out in public. Take your puppy to obedience classes where they will be introduced to strangers while they are young. Invite children to play with your puppy especially if you have none of your own. Dogs of any breed must be exposed to children in order to know how to react to them.

If you have any hesitation in providing these necessities for you cocker, this may not be the breed for you.

Guarantee

The seller guarantees this puppy to be in good health at the time of sale. the purchaser agrees to take the above=mentioned pet to a licensed veterinarian of his choice within 48 hours of purchase, for a well puppy check. Should the puppy be determined to be in ill health, the cause, which is clearly attributable to the seller, the pet may be returned upon presentation of a written diagnosis from said veterinarian for a refund or replacement with pet of equal value, the choice to be determined by the seller. Puppies may not be returned for any other reason and all sales are final.

If the pet should develop a MAJOR communicable disease, such as Distemper, Leptospirosis, hepatitis, or parvovirus within 7 days from the date of receipt of the pet, the seller must be notified immediately for replacement or refund as specified above. Any veterinarian’s diagnosis shall be subject to confirmation by a veterinarian chosen by the seller.

Purchaser has been made aware of all vaccinations and worming and health care that this puppy has needed and will need in the future.

Purchaser is aware that this pet is sold on a limited registration only and may not be used for breeding purposes. Purchaser also agrees to spay or neuter said pet at a appropriate age not provided with all documentation of health clearances of both sire and dam. Purchaser is aware that this is in no way a guarantee that occurrence of genetic problems will not be manifested, but only the likelihood of such instances are less. This is not a guarantee of hips, elbow, eyes, or heart. the seller guarantees the temperament of this pet under NORMAL conditions of stress.